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Resurrection: A Film About The Making Of A Pioneering Classic. What's There Not To Like?

Resurrection: A Film About The Making Of A Pioneering Classic. What's There Not To Like?

Jun 05, 2022

I am unabashedly guilty of the first and have to confess that Anik Dutta’s Aparajito—about the making of Pather Panchali, a tribute to Ray in his centennial year—was steeped in nostalgia for me. I’m thus incapable of writing a detached review.

Photographer Margaret Bourke-White and Sunil Janah: The Story Of A Rare Collaboration

Photographer Margaret Bourke-White and Sunil Janah: The Story Of A Rare Collaboration

Mar 06, 2022

Margaret Bourke-White came from the capitalist world while Sunil Janah was sworn to a communist ideal in a country still under colonial subjugation, but surprisingly they shared a common motto that made them authentically capture the reality of their times.

Book Review: A Gripping Testament To Our Divisive Times

Book Review: A Gripping Testament To Our Divisive Times

Feb 26, 2022

Kunal Basu’s latest novel, ‘In An Ideal World’, is not just about two competing visions of India, but also about the courage of compassion.

Kandinsky Meets Beethoven: The Sound Of Colours And The Shape Of Music

Kandinsky Meets Beethoven: The Sound Of Colours And The Shape Of Music

Feb 06, 2022

Two art assignments saw my daughter attempt Kandinsky’s synaesthetic technique of giving shape and colour to music on Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ and dive into the pointillist style of Van Gogh. Her engagement with both took me to the days when I got acquainted with their work.

Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh Is A Cinematic Tribute To The Martyr

Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh Is A Cinematic Tribute To The Martyr

Oct 20, 2021

The patient, brilliantly orchestrated tempo of Sardar Udham, with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre at its emotional centre, is an experience bound to be etched on the viewer’s mind

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